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marine named eddie ray routh may have reached out to kyle, asking him to help routh overcome his personal struggles and chris kyle and chad littlefield were there to lend a hand. which brings us to this space in the wide open countryside. it was just after 3:00 in the afternoon on saturday that chris kyle, chad littlefield, along with eddie ray routh, arrived here at the rough creek lodge, sprawling 11,000-acre resort. it wasn't until about 5:00 that a hunting guide on the grounds discovered kyle and littlefield's bodies. by then, eddie ray routh was long gone. they were found in a remote part of the resort, far from any witnesses. near the bodies, several different types of weapons were found. >> right now it appears that he used a semiautomatic handgun. >> reporter: police say after the shootings, routh jumped into chris kyle's truck and drove almost 70 miles to the town of midlothian to the home of his sister. investigators say routh confessed to her he had just killed both men. according to an arrest warrant affidavit obtained by wfaa tv, routh told his sister that he had just traded
with murdering a well-known navy s.e.a.l. over the weekend is on suicide watch tonight. eddie ray routh is being held on a $3 million bond. he was tasered and restrained after he became aggressive with guards. one of the two men routh is accused of shooting down is chris kriel, possibly one of the best u.s. military snipers ever. remarkably he made one of those shots from 2,100 yards away. here is how he described the moment. quote, maybe the way i jerked the trigger to the right, adjusted for the wind. maybe gravity shifted and put that bullet right where it had to be. he was so feared by iraqi insurgents they put a bounty on his head. he survived the war, left the navy with a chestful of medal thes. back home he was helping veterans struggling with ptsz. officials think that's what he was doing at that gun range where he died. ed lavendera reports. >> reporter: chris felt passionate about the issue. >> he was very concerned that service members felt discarded when they returned home. and he wanted to facilitate, help facilitate their transition from war to productive civilian life. >> reporter
of killing kyle has been identified as eddie ray routh. he is in custody facing two counts of capital murder. earlier i spoke with one of kyle's friends, jason kos, about the man he called a war hero. >> he and a friend took a marine that was suffering from ptsd to a gun range to shoot and as a way that he always did giving back and, you know, it was certainly him taking his time to help, again, help war heroes. >> he had quite a reputation in the field as one of the most lethal snipers out there. how did he handle that? >> you know, he viewed, chris viewed it as his job and he was protecting his brothers, frankly. he as a man was quite contrary to that because he was incredibly loving father and charismatic and really caring person. so, it's quite a contrast from what he did as his job and tours of duty. >> we are not naming the suspect in this case, but do you know if there was any connection at all, or believed to be any connection between chris kyle and this suspect? >> no, ma'am, i have no idea. >> was this shooting range somewhere that he would frequent regularly? where the shooting oc
. officials say 25-year-old eddie ray routh had to be shocked with a stun gun and restrained after he became aggressive. court documents suggest the motive for the killings was to take the truck of chris kyle who wrote a best-selling book about his military experiences. kyle was known as one of america's most deadly snipers. >>> on capitol hill today, a bipartisan group of house members will introduce gun control legislation that would make firearms trafficking a federal offense but the proposal does not address assault weapons which the obama administration wants banned. the president in minnesota yesterday promoting what he calls commonsense reforms to the nation's gun laws. >>> and time now is 4:34. >> shall we bring lawrence into the party here? >> why not? >> find out what's going on. >> lucky day for you. >> folks, around the bay area we have low clouds and fog that are onshore, true fog toward parts of the north bay but throughout the day, not going to be a bad day. the clouds have kept the temperatures up a bit only 40s out there this morni
-year-old man is being held today on charges of killing a former navy s.e.a.l. eddie ray routh is facing capital murder charges in the shooting death of chris kyle, a u.s. sniper who starred in the reality series "stars earn stripes." kyle and a friend were gunned down at a north texas shooting range. >> in an interview with the "today" show last year, kyle said he had no regrets about his actions in combat. >> every person i killed, i have a clear conscience of because they were actively trying to harm americans, allies, or civilians. >> routh was a military veteran, but his motives are still unclear. he's being held on $3 million bond. >>> we are entering the seventh day of the hostage standoff in alabama. a 5-year-old boy is still being held in an underground bunker by jim lee dykes. police say dykes shot and killed a school bus driver last tuesday and abducted the child. police continue to negotiate with dykes who has received medicine for the boy and is believed to be making the boy as comfortable as possible. the funeral for the bus driver was held sunday. as hundreds turned out to
eddie ray routh was charged with murder in the death of chris kyle. authorities are working to determine the motive. kyle was one of the most skilled snipers in u.s. history. he once shot a target more than a mile away. a highly decorated navy seal, seven medals. kyle also knew the difficulties service members faced when they came home. >> you don't have an identity. >> reporter: so he dedicated himself to helping returning vets who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. >> chris had a difficult time tran sessioning himself. i think that's a big reason why he cared so much. >> reporter: police believe kyle was trying to help ross at the gun range -- help routh at the gun range. >> some type of therapy. >> reporter: over the last diagnosis cade over 70,000 service members have been diagnosed with ptsd. >> was constantly feeling nervous. constantly felt like something bad would happen. >> reporter: it's still too soon to say if ptsd was involved in the murder. >> an average of one american soldier died from suicide every day last year according to new statistics out from the pentago
." police arrested 25-year-old eddie ray routh... a former marine who is believed to have left the service in 2010, according to a u-s military official. the erath county sheriff says the three men apparently went to the gun range together. after the shooting authorities say routh retreated to his sister's house and told her about the incident. she then called police and after a short pusuit, routh was arrested. he is now facing capital murder and two other charges. chris kyle and chad littlefield were both invovled in helping veterans with p-t-s-d... however, it is uncertain whether routh was a veteran they were counseling. "i don't know that we'll ever know. i mean, he's the only one that knows that. but at this point, he hasn't made any comments to law enforcement as to why he did it." travis cox knew both kyle and littlefield, and remembers them as men with a vision to support veterans... referring to chris kyle as a servant leader. "i think chris would want to be known as a great family man more than anything. as a good husband, and a good father, as a good seal, as a great american a
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. at excused shooter is believed to be a troubled soldier that kyle was trying to help. they say eddy ray routh is believed to have turned and shot the men in the back and then fleed in kyle's pickup truck. truck. >> well, i don't think anybody knows why. they all went out there together in thehicle. it is my understanding that the suspect may have been suffering from some type of mental illness from being in the military himself. i understand he was a marine for four years and may have been suffering from some complications from that. i'm not sure. >> reporter: chris kyle left the navy in 2009. friends say he dealt with his own post-war struggles and established a charity to help other vets. thoik authorities believe routh's mother may have been the one to reach out for help for her son. -- texas authorities. >>> still ahead, as a tense hostage situation in alabama enters its seventh day, more details emerge about the suspect and how he is treating the boy he is holding captive. >> more super bowl headlines. this is a live look in baltimore this morning. that is a reefens sweatshirt. oh, that'
. >> reporter: eddie ray routh being held in jail on $3 million bond. a suspect in custody, but there are a lot of questions about what happened at the gun range and why. former navy s.e.a.l. chris kyle, who claimed a record 150 kills in iraq, died at the hands of another vet authorities say. allegedly using a semiautomatic handgun. what police don't know yet is why. >> i don't thank we'll ever know. he's the only one that knows that. but at this point, he hasn't made any comments to law enforcement as to why he did. >> reporter: kyle's friend, chad littlefield, and the suspect, eddie ray routh, all drove to the gun range together in a pickup truck. less than two hours later, kyle and littlefield were dead. routh fled to his sister's house, and she called police and he was eventually caught. routh is an iraq war veteran, leaving the marines in 2010. kyle, who wrote "american sniper" talked about his duty to those he served with is ktvt last year. >> my only regret, the guys i couldn't save. every shot i took, i felt extremely justified. >> reporter: kyle became a fierce advocate for vets, start
. >> reporter: officers arrested this 25-year-old former marine, eddie ray routh, after a police chase saturday night. they say routh turned the gun on kyle and a friend, 35-year-old chad littlefield, murdering them both. his family told them he was having trouble readjusting to life at home after years of war. that's something kyle spoke about frequently. >> you don't have an identity. you have to learn a whole new way to act. >> reporter: kyle volunteered to help vets suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder. he knew the stress of combat as well as anyone. he served four deployments, won seven medals of bravery, and killed more than 150 people. he was the deadliest sniper in u.s. military history. >> i loved the job. you know, the guys, the camaraderie. it came down to whether i had to choose them or my wife and kids. i couldn't have both anymore. because i'd already messed that up. so i chose the family. >> reporter: on the homefront kyle became a best-selling author. in his autobiography "american sniper" he talks about shooting so many iraqi insurgents they nicknamed him the devil and
, police say the suspect, 25-year-old eddie ray routh, an iraq war veteran suffered from post traumatic stress disorder. he had been taken to a mental hospital twice over the past five months after threatening to kill his family and himself. the former marine is currently on so you cried watch on suicide watch. >>> federal records show buses operated by the company call failed more than a third of its inspections over the last two years. seven people died in the sunday night crash and dozens more were injured. investigators who are combing through the gruesome wreckage say a problem with the brakes may have led to the crash in the southern california mountains. >> mexican authorities say last week's explosion that jolted a mexico city skyscraper was caused by a gas buildup. the building houses home offices for pemex. an explosion killed 35, injured more than 100. no trace of explosives were found at that blast site. >>> bob menendez finally answers to shock allegations and that he tried to solicit prostitutes during trips to the dominican republic. he spoke exclusively with dana bash. m
in texas, this was the first time that kyle and his friend had met eddie ray routh at this shooting range about 50 miles outside ft. worth on saturday, when suddenly and allegedly, routh opened fire with a hand gun at point-blank range allegedly again killing both kyle and the other former service member. now, routh is in jail, he's expected to be charged with two counts of capital murder at this time, and according to law enforcement officials, the exact motive is unclear. again, it's suspected he was suffering from ptsd. we don't have that officially from anybody, but exactly what triggered that shooting incident is still in question. and there are also some questions being raised about what psychiatrists call exposure therapy, the thought that you can expose those troubled veterans to a shooting range, for example, to blow off steam. sometimes that helps but psychiatrists will tell you it's got to be done clinically and under professional supervision so there are some questions about those kinds of activities for somebody who may be suffering ptsd. >> certainly kyle was trying to foste
seal sniper is now on suicide watch. >> eddie ray routh is in a texas jail held on $3 million bond and now police are trying to determine if he's suffering from trauma from the iraq war. >> reporter: texas guards tasered and confined eddie ray routh sunday night after he became violent inside the jail. he's charged with killing chad thefield and chris kyle at a shooting -- littlefield and chris kyle at a shooting range. the shooting happened saturday at a sprawling gun range outside fort worth. police say routh shot the men multiple times with a semiautomatic gun. he was arrested on a texas highway a short time later. routh's neighbors say they can't understand how the iraq veteran who received 10 medals and honored for good conduct and humanitarian work could be facing a capital murder charge. >> real nice, real easy going, unbelievable that he snapped for something like that. >> reporter: authorities say routh went to the range to get help from kyle. the former navy seal sniper stated a charity that helps veterans struggling with physical and emotional disabilities. >> while it
arrested 25-year-old eddie ray routh, a former marine believed to be suffering from ptsd. routh stole chris's vehicle, fled the scene but was apprehended after a car chase. it's unclear what the motive was. overnight memorial pages were created online. a message from dean cain, chris's partner on "stars and stripes." 2013 started out fantastic, now it's a heartbreak. #sadday. and sarah palin, "chris was a wonderful man, a good friend and a true american hero who loved our country and served honorably." his death raises concenrs whether enough is being done for soldiers returning home suffering from ptsd especially as the war winds down in afghanistan. kyle leaves behind a wife and two kids. >> reena ninan, thank you for starting us off this morning. for more on this, let's go to chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz in the middle east covering tensions in that region. martha, this gentleman was a legend. what are you hearing from your sources in the military in terms of reaction this morning? >> reporter: well, the reaction has been overwhelming, quite honestly, dan. i have hear
. the shooting suspect has now been identified as an iraqi war vet named eddie ray routh. he's been held on two counts of capital murder. the "dallas morning news" reports that routh was hit with a stun gun by jail guards yesterday after he refused to return his meal tray. >>> also a tense police standoff is entering day seven in alabama, with a gunman holding a 5-year-old little boy in an underground bunker. jimmy lee dykes is said to be making the child as comfortable as possible, allowing police to send down crackers, even a hot wheels car. we're told that dykes has demanded that a reporter be sent down to speak with him. meanwhile, funeral services were held yesterday for the school bus driver dykes is accused of shooting. you have to wonder the psyche of that little boy. seven days down there now. no end in sight. and according to some reports, that bunker is well stocked. this could drag on for weeks and weeks. >> the only thing that we worry about is the little boy and that he's being kept as comfortable as possible. that's all we can hope and pray for at this point. and the fact the pol
of those people. >> brown: the alleged killer was identified as 25-year-old eddie ray routh who had served in iraq as a u.s. marine. he was apprehended and chargedded with two counts of capital murder. melissa repko has been reporting on this story for the "dallas morning news." she joins us now. melissa, thanks for joining us. tell us a bit more about chris kile's own story. he grew up there in texas, right? >> that's right. he he grew up in texas. he mentioned in an interview that he dreamed of being a cow boy or becoming a person in the military. he ended up joining the navy seal and becoming a very successful sniper. had was deeply christiane in his faith. he was well liked by his peers. >> brown: he served with great distinction. he came back and wrote this best selling memoir of his time in iraq. he had his own problems adjusting to life back at home. >> yes, he did. he mentioned that when he got back, it was a jarring transition to return to civilian life. he couldn't connect as much with people who hadn't experienced and seen what he had seen during his four deployments in iraq whi
was identified as 25-year-old eddie ray routh who had served in iraq as a u.s. marine. he was apprehended and chargedded with two counts of capital murder. melissa repko has been reporting on this story for the "dallas morning news." she joins us now. melissa, thanks for joining us. tell us a bit more about chris kile's own story. he grew up there in texas, right? >> that's right. he he grew up in texas. he mentioned in an interview that he dreamed of being a cow boy or becoming a person in the military. he ended up joining the navy seal and becoming a very successful sniper. had was deeply christiane in his faith. he was well liked by his peers. >> brown: he served with great distinction. he came back and wrote this best selling memoir of his time in iraq. he had his own problems adjusting to life back at home. >> yes, he did. he mentioned that when he got back, it was a jarring transition to return to civilian life. he couldn't connect as much with people who hadn't experienced and seen what he had seen during his four deployments in iraq which led him to empathize with fellow veterans
for some type of therapy. >> reporter: officers arrested this 25-year-old former marine, eddie ray routh, after a police chase saturday night. they say routh turned the gun on kyle and a friend, 35-year-old chad littlefield, murdering them both. his family told them he was having trouble readjusting to life at home after years of war. that's something kyle spoke about frequently. >> you don't have an identity. you have to learn a whole new way to act. >> reporter: kyle volunteered to help vets suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder. he knew the stress of combat as well as anyone. he served four deployments, won seven medals of bravery and killed more than 150 people. he was the deadliest sniper in u.s. military history. >> i loved the job, you know, the guys, the camaraderie. it came down to where i had to choose them or my wife and kids. i couldn't have both anymore because i'd already messed that up. so i chose the family. >> reporter: on the home front kyle became a best-selling author. in his autobiography "american sniper," he writes of shooting so many iraqi insurgents they
and killed. the suspect is a 25-year-old marine reservist, eddie ray routh. without warning, routh allegedly shot the two victims with a semiautomatic handgun. he's in custody facing two charges of capital murder. sheriff tommy bryant told reporters, routh turned on his guards overnight. >> he became aggressive, and they believed he was about to assault them so they tased him and after they tased him, they put him in a restraint. >> reporter: routh served two tours in iraq. once back home, his family reportedly feared he was suffering ptsd, post traumatic stress, and asked chris kyle for help. >> some people are definitely coming back with ptsd. and i want to try to figure out everything i can do, possibly, to help those guys. >> reporter: kyle felt helping veterans was his duty. and would take troubled veterans to a shooting range to blow off steam. that's apparently what kyle had in mind when he was shot and killed. it's called exposure therapy, where patients gradually confront their demons, but it can be dangerous. even deadly. >> it's concerning that you would have someone exposed to we
chad littlefield was also shot and killed. police say. eddie ray routh. admitted to shooting both men. after a short chase. police arrested routh. routh spent four years in the marines and was unemployed at the time of the shooting. investigators are still trying to figure out a motive. >> meantime. gun control returns to the spotlight. as president obama hits the road. trying to sell his plan to reduce gun violence in america. grant lodes is follwing this story. and tells us how the president is pushing his cause. grant? >> it almost seemed like mister obama was back on the campaign trail today. he flew to minneapolis.meeting with local government and law enforcement leaders. then the president spoke about ways to reduce gun violence.stressing universal background checks and a ban on military-type assault weapons. this comes just days after his administration released this picture.hoping to prove that the president is not anti-guns altogether - and that he does infact enjoy skeet shooting at camp david. >> we can make a difference. that is our responsibility as americans. we are not
in the military. and this shooter is possibly one of those people. >> reporter: the suspect, eddie ray routh, is a former marine. police say he shot kyle and a friend, chad littlefield, with a handgun. routh allegedly confessed the murders to his sister. police took him into custody saturday night near his home in a dallas suburb after a brief chase. kyle served four tours in iraq. he was considered by many to have been the best sniper in u.s. military history with more than 150 confirmed kills. he retired in 2009 to return home to his wife and his two children. >> she means the world to me. and especially, you know, those two little kids that i didn't really have an opportunity to get to know. i wanted to make sure that they knew their dad and knew how much i loved them. it's time for me to step back from the military and give them my all. >> reporter: the sheriff's office says routh became aggressive overnight and had to be shocked with a stun gun and then restrained. he's being held on $3 million bond and is now on suicide watch. anna warner, cbs news, dallas. >>> li
is possibly one of those people. >> reporter: the suspect, eddie ray routh, is a former marine. police say he shot kyle and a friend, chad littlefield, with a handgun. routh allegedly confessed to the murders to his sister. police took him into custody saturday night near his home in a dallas suburb after a brief chase. kyle served four tours in iraq. he was considered by many to have been the best sniper in u.s. military history with more than 150 confirmed kills. he retired in 2009 to return home. his wife and two children. >> she means the world to me and those two little kids that i didn't know, i wanted to make sure they knew how much i loved them and it was time for me to step back from the military and give them my all. >> reporter: in an affidavit the suspect is now quoted as telling relatives that he traded his soul for a new truck. the document also says he told them that he wanted to get to oklahoma to avoid texas authorities. >> pelley: anna, thank you. at its peak last night the audience for last night's super bowl reached 164 million. but one thing those viewers didn't bet on wa
experience in the book american sniper. after the shootings, 25-year- old eddie ray routhe drove to his sister's home and confessed to her. he was later arrested. >> they had four shotguns on him i believe. >> he was known for helping veterans returning to normal life after returning from active duty. kyle and the other victim were helping routhe when they were shot and killed. >>> president obama heading to minnesota to discuss the administration's gun control plan. it was a big issue on sunday morning talk shows over the weekend. the president wants congress to have a ban on assault weapons, limit the number of clips they can hold and require universal background checks. >> it's a fraud to call it universal. the criminals aren't going o -- to comply. >> they are way too readily available. >> the president's proposals are also including an increase in mental health resources which became a big issue after the school massacre in connecticut. >>> president obama talked about a number of issues with cbs news' scott pelley. the president says he feels
a former navy seoul and his friend is on sue sued watch. eddie ray routh killed the author of -- the shooting happened saturday at a texas shooting range. officials say routh has become increasingly aggressive with the jailers forcing them to use a stun gun. routh was heard saying he traded his soul for a truck. after the killing, the suspect was found driving chris kyle's truck. >>> multiple charges afa tacking a disabled man. it's on video. a warning this morning. the video might be disturbing for some people. >> ooh. police arrested 57-year-old donna edward after this video appeared on you-tube. the company that runs the group home, emerge inc., called police after seeing the video. other portions so everett standing by as other employees attacked the man. there's no comment on the video or the arrest. >>> police chief kathy lanier says a report on the handling of sex crimes misleading and harmful. the human rights watch found over a four-year period they did not document or investigate 170 sex assault cases. the chief says that is not correct. she also tells news 4, the
sniper in the u-s and authored the book american sniper. police say eddie ray routh shot kyle and another man chad littlefield. routh was captured after a brief chase near his home in lancaster. routh's sister said he admitted shooting kyle and littlefield but didn't explain to her why he did it. he faces one count of capital murder and two counts of murder. however police said he may have been suffering from a form of ptsd.president obama is on the road today. taking his case for gun control to the american people. the president will be speaking this afternoon at a minneapolis police special operations center. he'll be talking about ideas to reduce gun violence. such as universal background checks, and limiting the size of gun magazines. analysts are divided over how effective the president's campaign-style effort will be. he left to combat a very interest group effort. president obama has not done a good job building relationships with congress. he needs to do that before he starts putting external pressure on them. she had been missing for more than a week. police found he
named eddie ray routh. >> it's my understanding that the suspect may have been suffering from some type of mental illness from being in the military himself. i understand he was a marine for four years. >> reporter: authorities say they found the handgun used in the killings at routh's home. >> he went to his sister's home and told his sister and his brother-in-law what he had just done. >> reporter: kyle penned a best-selling book "american sniper," the autobiography of the most lethal sniper in u.s. military history. >> every person i killed i have a clear conscience of because they were actively trying to harm americans, allies, or the civilians. >> reporter: he was larger than life, made for tv, but initially spurned an offer to appear in the nbc reality show "stars earn stripes." >> all the money raised was going to charity, and this was supposed to highlight the military. then i was all in. >> famed for taking lives in war, chris kyle devoted himself to making life better for others until the day he died. brian moore, nbc news, washington. >>> a prince george's county firefighter
25-year-old eddie ray routh at a gun range over the weekend. >> the suspect's mother may have reached out to mr. kyle to help her son. that might be why they were at the range for some type of therapy. >> reporter: but detectives said that shoot practice turned deadly saturday when the young former marine snapped. turning his gun on the sniper he reportedly idolized. allegedly shooting him and his friend, 35-year-old chad littlefield, at point-blank range. police say he then stole kyle's pickup truck and led police on a chase. >> tap. rack. >> reporter: kyle could hit targets the length of 21 football fields away. he found success at home, too. he was a best-selling author. in his autobiography, he writes about killing so many iraqi insurgents they nicknamed him the devil and put a $20,000 bounty on his head. but the 38-year-old said that his biggest accomplishment was being a husband and father to his two young children. >> 95% divorce rate on the teams. i made it out with my wife, so it's -- we're doing great now. >> reporter: this morning, that young former marine, the suspect, is
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